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Clinical Application of Counterstrain. J Am Osteopath Assoc ; 5: You will receive an email whenever this article is corrected, updated, or cited in the literature. You can manage this and all other alerts in My Account. Myers, DO, amplifies Dr Jones’ message, focusing on a practical approach to counterstrain designed to improve a patient’s body function through precise and time-effective positioning of the key myofascial structures. Besides having clear and useful text, this book boasts detailed anatomic diagrams and large, colorful photographs of treatment positions.
These images are particularly effective in allowing busy osteopathic physicians to easily grasp and implement Dr Myers’ many clinical pearls. It is no mystery that this text should be so clinically appealing. Dr Myers brings more than 50 years of clinical experience—approximately half of that emphasizing counterstrain—to this impressive, yet uncomplicated, resource. Each of the book’s nine chapters on different body regions is grounded in reality.
Clinical Application of Counterstrain: Compendium edition
Actual case histories are used to illustrate the counterstrain approach and linkages made between common patient symptoms and dysfunctional tender points associated with these symptoms. Moreover, Dr Myers’ counterstraiin about integrating counterstrain into therapeutic intervention is clear, consistent, and pristinely practical.
Practicality extends to the book’s physical elements as well. This soft-covered book is printed on exceptionally sturdy paper and bound with metal rings. Because of these features, the book can remain open to the selected page when placed on the treatment table. I have taught manual medicine to physicians and physicians-in-training all over the world—to DOs and MDs alike. The sensible approach to instruction used in Dr Myers’ text demonstrates how counterstrain can best be taught to clinicians.
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The first chapter, for example, deals with the use of appljcation to treat patients with headache, neck pain, or temporomandibular dysfunction. In this chapter, Dr Myers focuses on the three major headache culprits—the trapezius, levator scapulae, and sternocleidomastoid muscles.
In addition, the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, and other muscles are examined in this chapter for referring pain and dysfunction into the temporomandibular joint region. Other chapters in Clinical Application of Counterstrain highlight muscles, dysfunctions, and treatment techniques in the following body regions: Throughout this book, osteopathic physicians and other healthcare practitioners will find material that will contribute to a profound respect for the clinical impact and diagnostic and therapeutic importance of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
In each chapter, Dr Coinical articulately discusses—and counterstarin clearly demonstrate—his care for patients with common, recalcitrant symptoms. Travell, MD, and David G.
The Trigger Point Manual. Cummings, are beautifully reprinted from that text, 3 providing Dr Myers’ work with a same-page juxtaposition of diagnosis and treatment. The clinician shines through in Clinical Application of Counterstrain, which consistently espouses the osteopathic philosophy of treating the whole patient. Each of the nine case histories presented incorporates this theme, featuring useful information about the patient ap;lication the pattern of tender points found.
Although the cases and techniques discussed by Dr Myers emphasize pain and dysfunction of the neuromusculoskeletal system, the author also writes about the clinical efficacy of managing myofascial and segmental dysfunctions when caring for patients with digestive or cardiac problems, dry cough, irritable bowel syndrome, respiratory distress, or restless leg syndrome.
Dr Myers is board certified by the American Osteopathic Association for family practice and for neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. For more than a decade, he has taught clinicians and treated patients in the integrative medicine clinic at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr Myers’ exceptional skill in patient care and teaching and his integrated application of the osteopathic approach to medicine won trust and praise from that clinic’s founder—Andrew Weil, MD, noted author of Spontaneous Healing.
I highly recommend this book to all healthcare practitioners. For clinicians without OMT skills or for those whose skills have atrophiedthis text provides the ultimate practical introduction or reintroduction to counterstrain. For those of us who teach OMT skills to others and who use OMT in patient treatment, this text marries the best of myofascial-pain diagnosis with the best of counterstrain treatment from a master who is experienced with each.
Grasp the essence of this book and you will have gained proficiency for c,inical clinically effective gift that Dr Jones, who was a friend and colleague of Dr Myers, left as a legacy to healthcare practitioners.
Absorb Dr Myers’ practical clinical insights, and you will have gained something even more valuable—a new approach to better listen to and influence the story that applicatoon patient’s counterstraim is telling you.
Clinical Application of Counterstrain suggests that Dr Myers’ teaching approach shares a basic philosophical underpinning with General George S.
Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. Osteopathic manual medicine technique: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Web log.